Syria has witnessed a drop of 18 percent in the arrival of tourists in the country in the first half of this year.
The Attar Group (AG) is planning to open a new Four-star hotel in Aleppo.
Decree N°29 provides debt rescheduling to hotels and restaurants. Thousands of additional hotel beds and restaurant seats are expected to be available in the market as a result.
According to preliminary figures from the Ministry of Tourism, the number of tourist arrivals crossed the 4 million mark last year, the first time ever, to reach a total of 4.3 million.
According to press reports from the Gulf, a number of new investors are entering into the capital of the Damascus Four Seasons Hotel.
A year on, the impacts of the September 11 on Syria's tourism figures seem to have been overestimated and not as long-lasting as originally feared.
Cham Palaces and Hotels, the leading hotel chain in Syria, has signed an agreement with Jordan's Social Security Corporation (SSC) to manage two hotels in Jordan.
Syria launched on Friday 10 August its first tourism month, Syrian Festival 2002.
20,000 people cross daily the Syrian-Jordanian borders according to the Jordanian border police.
Rotana has announced the signing of an agreement to manage a hotel in Damascus, according to Daniel Hajjar, VP sales and marketing.
The number of Arab tourists travelling to Syria increased by 36 percent in the first quarter of the year, reported al-Hayat.
Syria, Jordan and Lebanon are going to publish a "unified map" including the tourist attractions of the three countries, according to Syria's minister of tourism, Sadallah Agha al-Qall'a.
Syria's customs department is gathering information and studying various projects in several countries in preparation for the introduction of an electronic Customs system in the country.
Syria plans a threefold increase of the share of the tourism industry in the country's Gross Domestic Product, said Saadallah Agha al-Qall'a, Minister of Tourism.
Syria and Turkey are to sign an agreement to work together to boost tourism in the region.


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